ARM Quickens User Interface development on Mali with free Mali User Interface Engine for developers

12 February 2010

What: ARM are making available today the Mali™ User Interface (UI) Engine including the Lotion UI example source code, free of charge, via the Mali Developer Centre.

The Mali User Interface engine (previously named Mali Demo engine) can be used to develop 3D applications. It provides an Operating System-independent set of facilities for handling I/O devices, loading & management of graphics assets, including textures and OpenGL ES 2.0 shaders, and also a library of classes and functions to help develop 3D User Interfaces.

The example 3D UI provided (“Lotion UI”) comes with three themes that enables developers to take advantage of touch screens and embeds all the common features of UIs like navigation and photo menus.

Why: This Mali User Interface Engine is being made available to help developers reduce their UI development time by providing them with a route to getting started on using Mali graphics processors for UIs. The Mali UI engine can be used either as a tutorial on how to write a visually attractive 3D UI leveraging the Mali GPUs features and benefits, or to serve as a starting point for developing a more advanced 3D UI.

When: Available 11th February 2010

Where: The framework is now available via the Mali Developer Centre (www.malideveloper.com). The Mali UI Engine and Lotion UI will be released in source code and the license agreement (EULA) will allow the users to use, copy, modify and distribute it in source or binary as they wish.

Who: ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies.

More information on ARM is available at http://www.arm.com.


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Contact Details:

Kersti Klami / Blaise Hammond
Racepoint Group Europe
+44 (208) 752 3216 / 3203

Trina Watt ARM
+44 (0) 1223 400835



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